Nov 5, 2017

Corinne's "Little Town" Party, Part 1

About 5 minutes after her two year old birthday party was over, Corinne started planning her 3rd.  From the very beginning she asked for a "Little Town" party.  For those of you who haven't watched Beauty and the Beast 8,987,643 times, "Little Town" is the first part of Belle's first song in the movie, and was the title that Corinne called the movie by for months and months before some evil older sibling taught her the actual name of the movie.  It was absolutely precious.  So when she requested a party theme, she naturally asked for a "Little Town" party.  Who could refuse that request?  Especially when we already have a castle bouncer that fit so nicely with the theme...
Lily is more of an Elsa fan herself...
Corinne was pumped to have her school friends at the party...they were pumped to explore her toy collection...
And you will never guess who traveled all the way from her castle in France for the party...Belle herself!
Corinne was so surprised...

And a little bit overwhelmed at first...



Corinne took Belle on the grand tour, stopping by the cottage where she lived as a peasant and showing off her bounce skills in her "castle"...
Belle loves books and brought a story to share...

As Belle read the story, Corinne would periodically run away to gather props from the story to show Belle...
For example, she had the enchanted rose...

...and the magic mirror...
When Belle says close your eyes...
...you close your eyes!

Check out the footstool mutt making his grand entrance to show off his costume to Belle...

There's nothing worse than being upstaged by your brother when you are entertaining royalty, but Corinne took it in stride...







Corinne had the BEST time playing with Belle.  It was truly magical for her...



More "Little Town" fun to come!

Nov 4, 2017

Corinne's "Little Town" Party, Part 2

Corinne's cake featured all her favorite characters, and Gaston...
Nana tried her hardest to keep those candles burning, but the wind had other plans...



This photo is Belle strong: Big Belle and Little Belle, who is licking the icing off of an even smaller Belle...
Our sweet Caroline was nursing a gymnastics injury, but she didn't let it keep her from being the life of the party...


Cille's first gymnastics meet ever coincided with Corinne's birthday party, and since the invitations had already been mailed there was really nothing we could do about it but ask Mawmaw to take her.  Luckily she made it back in time to meet Belle...



Belle brought a special surprise for Corinne...


It was coronation day!

Oh, look, another Belle!
Corinne's like, "Meet my sister.  She is Belle, too..."
I love that Cille is 7 but still loves to get lost in the magic of make-believe.  Never change, Cille...
 Corinne even got a coronation certificate...it was all very official...


I love this one...

Corinne sincerely had the BEST time with Belle...
And speaking of princesses, we had two more at our party...

I could just eat her up...
My sweet big Belle...
We forgot to take a photo of Corinne's entry table setup and almost forgot to take a photo of her birthday banner, but we realized before we tore it completely down.  Just imagine there are balloons on both sides of the banner...
The weekend of Corinne's party was a whirlwind with a gymnastics meet in Lafayette, two flag football games, a baby shower, a friend's skating party, and leading children's worship at church the morning of the party, so it was really kind of a miracle that we pulled it off as well as we did.  As always, the most important thing was that Corinne felt special and enjoyed her party, a goal which I am pretty positive we nailed.  We love you, Coco, and hope that 3 is your best year yet!